Seema Arora

Seema Arora

Executive Director, CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, India

Ms. Arora catalysed the establishment of the Environmental Management Division in CII and then transformed the activities of the Division into the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development. Ms. Arora initiated the creation of Corporate Sustainability Management framework for building Sustainable Business Enterprises.

Ms. Seema Arora developed the vision and objectives for the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development and is the Centre’s head. As the head of the Centre she networks with Industry, Government and Community based organisations to develop policy instruments and innovative voluntary approaches to Sustainable Development. She is involved with Planning Commission of Government of India to develop a Low Carbon Growth Strategy for India, with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India in defining the framework for measuring and rewarding Sustainability performance of Corporates. She is also providing inputs to defining Sustainable development Action plans at State level. Ms Arora provides training and counselling to Industry for evolving a Sustainability Vision and a portfolio of Sustainability Strategies for building a Sustainable Business Organisation.

Her main areas of interest are environmental policy, management systems, corporate sustainability, institutional strengthening and capacity building.

Ms. Seema Arora has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Delhi University. She is a member of the Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. She is a member of the Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). She has twenty six years experience in the field of Environmental Management and Sustainable Development.

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